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Monday, 22 November 2010

Book of the Month: Cocktails for Three by Sophie Kinsella/Madeline Wickham

Well, here's another author who never really appealed to me, but the world went Shopaholic crazy and I figured I'd give it ago and the intention was there to buy at least confessions of a shopaholic when I purposefully walked into a bookstore. But I found myself looking at "Cocktails for Three" Sophie Kinsella writing as Madeline Wickham.

Cocktails for Three: The Basics - Candice, Roxanne, and Maggie are completely different people and they each have a secret burden they try to hide. One is the fancy free and independant woman who has a secret yearning to no longer be the mistress but the wife. Another is an expertly organised magazine editor, whose talents don't help her struggles with life as a new mother. The last hides the guilt of a little girl trying to right the wrongs of her fathers doing. Three different women with three separate journeys. One friendship that blossomed over a monthly ritual of cocktails for three.

Hmm ... a different pen name usually means a different kind of novel.

So relaxing on the sun lounger by the pool in Cuba, and catching up on most of my reading. I dived into this easy going, not to light, not to serious novel that tackles some difficult life situations without trivalising them. I thoroughly enjoyed the story's twists and turns. But it was a little predictable at times.

Its a good read whether you're on a beach or just snuggling up with a good book. 4/5


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Thursday, 18 November 2010

If Love Wasn't Measured In Flowers

"If roses are red,
and violets are blue.
Then some time ago
I gave my heart to you.

But what if our love,
wasn't measured in flowers?
 Would you measure it in
 seconds, minutes or hours?"

Today is my anniversary with Paul. We've been together for 11 years. This year has been particularly difficult for both of us and we've had to hold each others hand and just be there through some excruiating times. The thing is ... I know these times are not over and they will continue into the new year. But today, today I write a poem for Paul. Just to let him know how much I love him.


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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Book of the Month: Digital Fortress by Dan Brown

Best Selling novelist Dan Brown never really appealed to me at all. What I knew of The Da Vinci Code I could write on the back of a postcard and still have room for the address. And to be honest, I knew enough as far as I was concerned. So imagine my surprise when, after I'd been forced to watch the movie (the things we do for love) I found that I had actually enjoyed it.

So there I was floating through a fantasy cloud that can only be found in an airport departure lounge when I stumbled across a buy one get one half price sale and Dan Brown. I indulged...

Digital Fortress is based around a secret invincible code breaking machine that incepts digital data breaks the code it is written in, reads the data and then lets it continue to it's destination. But when it encounters an unbreakable code the National Security Agency's head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, must help find the solution before it cripples US Intelligence.
There is a lot of techno lingo in the beginning, it's a little mind blowing and because it is set in a world I have no concept of I found myselt wondering 'why are you telling me this?' However as the story progressed it becomes obvious. The details are well explained and by the time they become important I understood it.
There's a lot of twists and turns, when you think you've figured out the culprit you're wrong. It was exhilarating and I thoroughly enjoyed it. A little romance, a lot of suspence and I reckon it would appeal to both men and women regardless of your usual genre tastes.

Its a cracking read! 5/5
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